SWIFT has announced the appointment of Eileen Dignen as Head of Banking Initiatives, Americas. She will report to Chris Church, Chief Executive of the Americas and Global Head of Securities, and will be a member of the Americas Management Team. Eileen has over 20 years experience in international banking, both in credit and transaction services. Prior to joining SWIFT, she spent eight years at Citi, most recently as Managing Director with Citi Global Transaction Services, Head of Global Payments for Financial Institutions. Products under her management included USD clearing, global clearing, CLS, and cross border solutions for banks. She was responsible for developing new product features and services, as well as Global Market Management for banks. As Head of Banking Initiatives, Eileen will develop and grow SWIFT’s products and services in payments and trade for the Americas markets. Among her responsibilities are to work with industry bodies (e.g. NACHA) and market infrastructures (e.g. TCH, Fed) in addition to developing medium-term strategic goals and initiatives. The group will also be aligned with the SWIFT’s Markets Group to ensure that business drivers for the Americas are incorporated in global strategy.
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